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Run, don't walk, to PA PA WALK

ipsedixit | Jul 25, 200712:06 PM     21

And, when you get there, get the Cream Soup in Fried Toast.

Why? Because it's the next evolutionary step for the famed, but tired, Clam Chowder Sourdough Bowl.

So, what's so special about this soup thing and fried toast, you ask? Well ...

The Cream Soup in Fried Toast (pretty sure that's the English translation on the menu) comes in a rectangular shaped box made from fried toast (approx. 4x4x3). It's sort of like stacking up gigantic melba toasts (but fried, not baked) to make a big jewelry box.

And the box is filled with Taiwanese "chowder" -- i.e., veggies, chicken, shrimp and ham in a cream based broth. It's the kind of soup that most HK-style cafes give you as an appetizer when you order one of their "specials".

The soup is a bit salty on its own, but mixed with the fried toast, it's like Ginger and Fred Astaire, Gilligan and the Skipper, Starsky and Hutch ....

There's other stuff on Pa Pa Walk's menu, from the ordinary and always popular Taiwanese treats (like fried oyster, sausages, oyster omelets, stinky tofu, etc.) to dumplings and xlb (which are rather pedestrian, if not down right awful) to lots and lots of dessert choices.

And as to dessert, you HAVE to get the mango shaved ice. You only live once, and you don't want die without having experienced this shaved ice. It's large enough on its own to stem global warming me thinks.

Cheers.

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PA PA Walk
227 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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